The Patients Association

The Patients Association

Charity information

The Patients Association

The Patients Association is an independent health and care charity. Not condition or organ-specific, it covers all issues that affect patients including social care and public health.

We work with patients directly: they are our members and supporters, and also the people who benefit from our help and advice services.

Our work helps to shape health policy, supports patients and their families in need, and directly contributes to improvements in patients’ experience.

Founded 1963

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is that health and social care will be delivered in a way that meets every person’s health and care needs.

    Our mission is to give effect to the patient voice, to improve patient experience and to support people to engage fully in their own care.

    To achieve our mission we aim to:

    1) Listen to patients with a view to seeking improvements in their experiences of health and social care
    • By offering a wide range of opportunities for patients to express their views
    • By working closely with others to gain insight on specific patient issues

    2) Secure improvements to services
    • By campaigning effectively for and alongside patients
    • By working in collaboration, offering training and project support

    3) Enhance people’s ability to improve health and social care outcomes for themselves and others
    • By providing high quality information and advice
    • By embracing the opportunities of digital technology for improving patient care

  • Aims

    The Patients Association aims to:

    • Listen to patients with a view to seeking improvements in their experiences of health and social care
    • Secure improvements to health and social care services
    • Enhance people’s ability to improve health and social care outcomes for themselves and others
  • Overview

    Established: January 1963

    Registered Charity Number: 1006733

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 020 8423 9111

    Address: PO Box 935 HA1 3YJ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website